We will be adhereing to 2m safe distancing on visits unless not safe to do so.
Please continue to follow our rules:-
o Only one person to assist the vet (NO SPECTATORS!); same person if multiple horses
o Staying >2metres apart at all times; initially tie horse up and move away. Put passport outside stable
o Please wear a facemask as well as gloves (I have a few masks if you wish to buy one)
o For dentals – please provide ½ bucket of warm water ready in the stable.
o Gates to be open so vet doesn’t have to handle these
o Do not touch the vet’s equipment
o Please disinfect anything the vet has touched e.g., headcollar or stable door/bolt
o Please provide a valid card number for payment in advance of your appointment or pay by BACS the same day.
o Unless an immediate emergency, no other horses will be discussed or examined on the visit
o Some horses may require sedation for procedures where they cannot be held in order to comply with social distancing requirements
o It would assist greatly if you could remember that any repeat prescriptions must be ordered in advance (3 days notice minimum)
o Sometimes a table or electricity / clean stable may be required
o For Clinic appointments – please phone the office on your arrival and leave your horse in the transport until instructed otherwise.
With regards to the 2m/6 foot social distancing
With the new “track & trace” brought in by the Government, at the end of May, I would respectfully request that you do maintain a minimum of 2m distance, unless I specifically ask you to move closer or assist. As you can imagine, if I am required to quarantine for 14 days, due to the track & trace rules, I will be unable to work and provide my veterinary services to you, and others.
Many thanks for your care and cooperation
The vet looks forward to seeing your horse & you (at a distance!)
Deben Valley Equine Vet. Clinic